“My neighbor’s bad breath is scaring me.”
Do you live in Phoenix and Black Canyon City or nearby? Bad breath isn’t just a problem for careful brushers in Pheonix. Your neighbors in Fortuna Foothills can spend all day brushing their teeth and still come out with bad breath.
I’m Dr. Mann with The Norterra Dentist in Phoenix AZ. In business since 2012. My specialty is cosmetic dentistry. At The Norterra Dentist in Phoenix AZ we perform porcelain veneers and dental implants regularly. As a favor to Yuma, AZ I’d like to take a few minutes to share with you some insight about bad breath and give your neighbors some places to start in improving or removing the offending odor.
Brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth, and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.
Also, the food your neighbors are eating can affect the air they’re releasing. Onions, garlic, and coffee are likely to show up on the breath no matter how much time is logged brushing.
Illness, infection, and allergies can all cause salivation issues which in turn upset the control of bacteria in the mouth. Diabetes, kidney failure, radiation therapy, liver malfunction, dry mouth, or even postnasal drip can cause an odor.
Finally, dentures or removable appliances may also carry bacteria that need to be cleaned and freshened up on a regular basis. Bacteria balance in the mouth is ever-changing.
1. Brush and floss the teeth as well as brush the tongue, gums and sides of mouth.
2. Enjoy onions and garlic a little less.
3. Stay on top of health issues.
4. Keep dentures clean.
This last one is for you:
Again, visit us at The Norterra Dentist in Phoenix AZ. We offer sedation dentistry, Invisalign, cosmetic dentistry, teeth whitening, and amalgam-free dentistry just to name a few of our incredible dental services.
A dental office you can’t wait to tell your friends about.